Professor of Optometry

Canberra, Australia
$176706 – $176706
06 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Canberra is a high-growth, emerging university that values innovation and collaboration. It is a university with a global focus and strong international links, including partnerships with universities around the world.

UC is ranked in the top four per cent of universities globally by both Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings and appears in the 2015 QS ranking as one of the top 100 universities under the age of 50.

A large scale campus development (approximately $2 billion) is under way, emphasising university and industry collaboration with health as one of the major areas of development. The Faculty of Health also plays a leading role in relation to the development of the University's Health Precinct. The Precinct includes the Health Hub incorporating Student-led clinics, the University of Canberra Public Hospital, a new rehabilitation hospital and a 150 bed aged care facility (both scheduled to open in 2018). Planning for an integrated cancer care centre run by the Icon group is underway, and other projects are under active consideration for the Precinct.

The Faculty of Health has an exciting opportunity available for a Professor of Optometry. This brand new role offers a fantastic opportunity to "make it your own". We are seeking a highly qualified academic to lead the development of the Optometry and Vision Science discipline at the University and the associated undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The Professor of the newly created Discipline of Optometry and Vision Science will manage all operational aspects of the vision sciences and optometry programs, recruit and supervise a new staff compliment and engage extensively with internal stakeholders and industry partners in order to secure quality clinical and non-clinical placements for students.

This position is an on-going appointment at the University of Canberra.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume and responses to selection criteria.

The University offers excellent employee benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies; on site gym, supermarket and childcare facilities. The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and benefits including salary packaging initiatives and generous superannuation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For job specific information: please contact Dominic Upton on 02 6206 8709, or email

Recruitment and application questions: to find out more, please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8000 or email quoting ref No 549.

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Closing Date: 11:59pm, Monday 3 April, 2017